The Gardner Webb Bulldogs basketball team is still looking to make their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2015-16. The Runnin Bulldogs have played in the D-II NCAA Tournament in 2000 though. Gardner Webb has also played in the 2013 CIT and the 2015 CBI. The Runnin Bulldogs biggest achievement on the basketball court though was a regular season game on November 8, 2007 when they went into Rupp Arena and beat the Kentucky Wildcats 84-68.
Gardner Webb plays their home games at Paul Porter Arena, which opened in 1982. It holds 3500 Bulldogs fans for their home games, which means that no matter where you sit you will have a great view of the action on the court. You can enjoy your favorite concession items while watching the great college basketball such as popcorn, nachos, peanuts and Pepsi products.
The Bulldogs are part of the Big South Conference, which includes teams such as Campbell, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, High Point, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian, Radford, UNC Asheville and Winthrop. These teams will be trying to get the automatic NCAA Tournament bid by winning the Big South Conference Tournament in March. But during the regular season they will be competing for a bid to the NIT by winning the conference championship. So the games at Paul Porter Arena will have a lot of riding on them, which means intense action on the court as the students and alumni make the atmosphere at Paul Porter Arena loud and proud.
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